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, with u.s. air strikes on the capital. members. administration of former president bush argued that iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, but u.s. forces failed to find evidence of sum weapons. 120,000 civilians are said to have died from the fighting or from terrorism. u.s. troops pulled out of the country in 2011. >>> the economy's recovering. iraq overtook iran last year to become the second largest oil produce iramong the members of petroleum exporting countries. only saudi arabia produces more. the volume of foreign investment is 20 times grater than it was four years ago. residents of baghdad can now spend their money at a shopping mall in the capitol. still shias show little sign of letting up in their fighting. >>> north korea's leader has called for rebuilding the country's light industrial sector. he said the aim is to become an economic power and improve the standard of living. state run tv reported that kim jong un made the speech at a meeting of industrial workers in pyongyang. he id denounced the joint exercises. pyongyang watchers say kim jong's announcement is over
and neglecting the basic needs of the decisions. when a former bush administration launched the war it said that the then iraqi leader saddam hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. this accusation proved false and the iraqis had to pay the price of the consequences. for many of them, this war is not yet over. >>> that was nhk world's sho beppu in baghdad. >>> at this time of year, people in some parts of the world are feeling the temperatures rise and fall as they say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. many welcome the changing of the seasons, but sometimes it can bring health problems. >> reporter: tokyo residents are happy to see the arrival of japan's iconic sign of spring, cherry blossoms. winter has come to an end. the transition of the seasons is under way. >> translator: i love this weather. >> it's warm, indeed. >> reporter: but this is if time of year when temperatures can resemble a roller coaster, it can climb quickly and then it may suddenly plunge back down. the rise and fall in tokyo this march has been more pronounced than usual. temperatures have dropped nearly
of saddam hussein. the seemingly quick success prompted u.s. president george w. bush to proclaim "mission accomplished," but the post proved premature. violence and terror followed as a rat descended into fighting. the tolls are down from the height of the conflict, but since u.s. troops left in 2011, the turmoil has been worsening again. iraq's minority sunnis feel increasingly marginalized by the shiite-led government. the government postponed regional elections in two provinces on tuesday, pointing to security concerns. >> let's take a quick look at some other stories making news at this hour. power has now been restored to two fuel storage pools at japan's tsunami damaged nuclear plant, but two others have been without fresh cooling water for more than a day, raising new concerns about safety. >> zimbabwe's electoral commission says referendum on a new constitution has passed by a landslide with a yes vote of about 95%. the new charter would limit the powers of president robert mugabe and pave the way for new elections. >> at least 37 people have been killed in about -- and about a do
de b. bush outlined a two-state solution when he presented what was called the road map. again, the three-that peace plan failed to stop the spiraling violence. on a visit to egypt in 2009, a newly elected president obama but washington's traditional relations with israel to the test when he sought to mend ties with the islamic world. >> i have come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world. >> but obama failed to meet expectations in the islamic world, and many criticized what they called half-hearted efforts to achieve peace between israel and palestinians. in the wake of the arab spring, tensions are simmering all over the middle east. for the americans, the israeli- palestinian conflict is just one of many. >> president obama is now in his second term, and this is his first official visit to israel, so what took him so long? in middle east analyst at the brookings institute in washington d.c. joneses. >> in his first term, he felt a tremendous amount of pressure from both washington -- folks in washington -- and in israel t
of staff. he went on too cooperate with the stof of president george w. bush in the fight against terrorism. however, he was handed a crushing defeat in 2008. in 2011, a pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for him that he failed to provide adequate security for the former prime minister in 2007, and he was subsequently assassinated. he was granted protective bail allowing him to return from exile without being arrested immediately. >> he wants to come back to reinvigorate his political campaign. he wants to get them ready for that election, and hopefully win a number of seats. >> as for the political situation, the approval rating of the ruling pakistan people's party of president zardari is shrinking amid a poor domestic security situation, and a struggling economy. an increasing number of voters are calling for a new regime to take over against this backdrop. the possible return of the former president is drawing mixed reactions. >> translator: after five years of the ppp government, people have started realizing that somewhere, somehow, he was better for us and the country. >> trans
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